Yesterday I posted a sharply critical letter the leaders of the Zoological Society of San Diego sent to Mayor Jerry Sanders and philanthropist/Qualcomm founder Irwin Jacobs. The Zoo’s president and CEO wrote that they were “thrilled” with the discussion Jacobs and the mayor have provoked about the future of Balboa Park’s Plaza de Panama, but then spent a couple of pages trashing it.
Jacobs has sent a response. You can read the text of it here.
At the heart of the Zoo’s criticism was its reiteration of complaints about limited parking within Balboa Park. Zoo leaders wondered why the city would be considering investing $39 million or more of taxpayer and charitable contributions to a plan that wouldn’t alleviate the Zoo’s parking woes.
Here’s Jacobs’ response to that: